"My passion is teaching students a love of music that will last forever while building confidence that will carry them through all areas of their lives."
Angela moved to this area from Massachusetts about seven years ago, where she ran her own voice studio for several years. She has a BA in classical and opera performance, from Allegheny College in PA and an MA in music education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. While getting her Masters degree, she taught voice lessons at the Chapel Hill School of Music and Joyful Noise music studio about 35 hours/ wk. She also contracted to various schools as a musical director.
Once she finished her Masters degree, she became a high school choir and drama teacher for several years in NC until her children were born. She then decided to go back to teaching voice lessons at the Chapel Hill School of Music. She has been teaching private voice lessons for over 15 years at various voice studios and her own.
Angela is trained in classical and opera, but, while in Chapel Hill, NC, she studied for several years with a healthy belting coach, and has been devoted to learning the skills to teach many CCM styles, including rock, broadway, pop, R&B, etc. By the time she left Chapel Hill, the vast majority of her students were there to study rock, pop and Broadway styles. Although, she also loves to teach singers who are interested in learning Classical music as well. Angela works with all varieties of singers, from beginners to more experienced singers, young and adult.
Angela's experience includes:
18 years experience
Attended and completed all three levels of the Shenandoah University’s The Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute
Frequently attends various voice conferences both locally and nationally
BA in Vocal Performance
MA in Music Education
Member of the Puget Sound and National Chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
Member of Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA)
Member of the Voice Foundation
Trained in many styles of singing
Experience working with beginner to advanced students
Born & raised in Duvall, WA, Josh attended Washington State University where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Music with a Vocal Emphasis. He has experience performing in many different genres including: classical, musical theater, contemporary, jazz, barbershop, as well as traditional choral and church settings. Teaching voice and guitar for over four years, Josh believes in a holistic approach to music, incorporating not only the notes and lyrics in his teaching but also the theory, meaning, and the history behind them. He works to help students explore their inner creativity and individualism when they perform and aims to develop them into self-sustainable musicians who love music just as much as he does. In his free time, Josh writes and records his own music, plays soccer, and loves exploring the Pacific Northwest.